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A Brief History of the Marque

94, Route de Toulanjac, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, 1973-1976, then Carretera de Monteuil, Villefranche 1976-1983

Jacques Boudet, Gilles Portal and Marcel Seurat

The company was originally named Motos Boudet-Portal, BP, formed in 1970, and was renamed to BPS in 1973 when Seurat joined.

From 1975 some of the BPS machines were built by SWM, and re-branded BPS after performance modifications.

Some models were fitted with engines from Aspes, and others with Moto Morini.
Sources: OTTW, Tragatsch, Henshaw.

Feb 2024
Andy Bird (via Disqus)
I have inherited a 1976 plated BPS 125 Sport road. Green with yellow BPS tank badge, and wire wheels. Would like to know please if this model was on market before the similar ASPES. Thank you
Have you an image of either machine which may help with identification? Ed.

Sat Nov 22 2008
old pub
swm or bps 250
this is the french brand for SWM


BPS 240 (SWM)

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